I've started running again! YAY! I'm mostly, but not completely, pain free. Doing some serious dynamic stretching like sun salutations before I start seems to help a lot. I'm going out of town for a conference tomorrow, but hopefully I'll still be able to do some running in the mornings.
I'm still struggling somewhat with the decision to back off running so I registered for the Madison Quarter Marathon (about 6.5 mi) so I could still feel at least a little like a "real runner". But I'm committed to trying this plan for 3 months. If, at the end of it, I don't like it, I can always build back up and start serious running training next year.